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Welcome back, Ohio Thespians! Thank you to all the students, teachers, and volunteers who helped make this year's LEAD such a success.

In this month's newsletter we have six items including announcement regarding scholarship opportunities and our monthly trivia question. Read on and be in the know!


All-Ohio applications will close on October 22 at 11:59pm

There is still time to audition/apply for the 2018 All-Ohio Show Letters to Sala. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to shine at state conference.

CASTING MINIMUM: 12 women, 4 men (doubling, flexible casting) All roles will be equally considered for non-traditional casting.

SYNOPSIS: In October 1940, Sala Garncarz was sixteen, the daughter of a rabbi and teacher and the youngest of eleven children in a poor family living in Sosnowiec, Poland, close to the German border. When her older sister Raizel was ordered to report to a Nazi forced labor camp, Sala volunteered to take her place. Neither she nor her family suspected that six weeks of required labor would stretch to almost five years of slavery. Through letters from family and friends that she managed to hide and keep safe, Letters to Sala tells the story of one young woman’s experiences in the most inhumane and unimaginable of situations. -NY Public Library

ACTOR AUDITIONS & TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS: There is a $15 fee to apply. If cast, actors and technicians will pay a $100 participation fee ($50 will go towards hotel costs in Dayton, new expense for 2018).

ACTORS: Submit a resume and a 1-minute dramatic monologue. The director is looking for depth and vulnerability as opposed to major shifts in character. An honest, straight forward piece would be best. If actors speak German or have taken a German class, they will have the opportunity to list that on GetAcceptd. Actors who speak German should give a brief display of this at the end of the monologue. Please note speaking German is not a requirement for being cast.

TECHNICIANS: will submit a resume and examples of their work including, but not limited to, photos, drawings, plots, prompt scripts, publicity files, etc. Select technicians will have callback interviews with the technical director on the callback date.

While no more than six actors and six technicians will be cast from any one troupe, there are no limits on how many students are able to submit videos and apply. Applicants must be inducted thespians as of 10/22/17, and troupe must attend State Conference.

COORDINATORS: Luke Bovenizer, Matt Wolfe & Gigi Morelli, Educational Theatre Association,Ohio Chapter.

Contact All-Ohio coordinator Luke Bovenizer at with any questions or concerns. To download a flyer with information on how to register to apply and/or audition, visit us online


Register Now for Ohio Unified Interview and Audition Day

Current Seniors are invited to attend the Ohio Unified Interview and Audition Day January 6, 2018, at Dublin Scioto High School.

Universities from across the state and surrounding areas will register and attend the event to see your student(s) and discuss potential opportunities. Students do not need to be members of the Thespian Society. There is no need to apply to the colleges before the audition. Once the schools attend, they will assist in getting applications completed for their schools so your student may be considered for the freshmen class in the fall of 2018.

Please note, that in the last four years 95 percent of the applicants at Ohio Unified have been offered scholarships to attend one or more of the registered universities. For more information or to register, please visit us online


Send Us Your 2017-2018 Season

Send us your 2017-2017 season and we'll add it to our public calendar. Our performances calendar helps keep the community connected and lets you see what the schools in your area have waiting in the wings. Email Keith Powell with submissions or questions.


TOTS-EAT: Help Fight Food Insecurity In Ohio

TOTS-EAT is happening now! Verification forms are due to national office by November 9 to be considered for awards.

Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat (TOTS Eat) is the International Thespian Society’s annual nationwide community service initiative. Since the first campaign in 2003, Thespian troupes have collected and distributed nearly four million pounds of food to help their neighbors in need. Visit the TOTS Eat library for more information on the program, including participation and awards lists from the 2016 campaign.


Scholarship and Grant Applications are Due Soon

New troupe? Outstanding thespian? Student from the Southwest area? Considering studying technical theatre after high school? Don't leave money on the table! Ohio Thespians offers, and help coordinate, a number of scholarships. Visit our new website with information about scholarships and grants to find out if you are eligible.


This Month In Theatre Trivia

What is the longest-running show in Broadway history?

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